This month Sarah Doyle, of Ropsley, will be celebrating her 45th birthday and May will also see the 45th anniversay of LIVES, a charity close to her heart.
Sarah joined the Ropsley and Welby First Responder group last year following the tragic death of an infant in the village.
There was nobody nearby who was able to perform CPR and the experience has resonated with Sarah ever since.
The incident compelled Sarah to learn more about LIVES and to train as a first responder herself.
She said: “After hearing the terrible news, I felt a strong desire to help the community and prevent these kinds of tragedies from happening. I went to a LIVES presentation and within a few weeks I was training to become a first responder and serving the local community.
“After a three-day training period, I was officially a first responder, which was an exciting step forward for me. Now there are three of us in the Ropsley and Welby First Responder group and we hope to continue growing.”
Sarah added: “I have come to realise that no matter how much time you can give to LIVES, it still counts, be it a day a month or five days a week, it still counts. We really enjoy serving the local area and we are proud to be first responders.”
If you want to become a LIVES first responder, visit: www.lives.org.uk/be-in volved/be-a-first-responder